Industrial Safety

Duties & Responsibilities

In the province of New Brunswick, industrial safety is regulated under the N.B. Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulation 91-191, by the Workplace Health & Safety Compensation Commission (WHSCC).

In general, the employers have a number of general duties and responsibilities with regard to equipment, materials and protective devices; information and training supervision; worker protection and safety policy.

Workers must also take reasonable responsibility for personal health and safety with regard to complying with safety policy; wearing protective equipment; reporting unsafe equipment or situations; not operating equipment in an unsafe manner.

Contractors have the same responsibility as employers for: ensuring compliance on the job or project site with provincial safety regulations and University policy; and to ensure the health and safety of all workers on the site is protected.

The University similarly has a legal responsibility to ensure that all contractors working on University property follow University safety policy and provincial health and safety regulations.


Refer to Sections 9 through 12 in the N.B. Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Policies and Procedures

Please review the Safety Handbook, Policy and Procedures, on the following areas of industrial safety:

  • Foot Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Head Protection
  • Compressed Air
  • Work on Flammable or Explosive Material Containers
  • Lockout of Electrical Installations or Machinery
  • Entry into Confined Spaces
  • Central Heating Plant
  • Battery Charging
  • Machine Guarding
  • Ladders
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Abrasive Cutting & Grinding Wheels
  • Portable Electric Tools & Equipment
  • Explosive Activated Tools
  • Forklift Trucks
  • First Aid
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Corrosive MaterialsToxic Materials
  • Labeling of Containers
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Exits
  • Fire Safety Equipment in Buildings
  • Gasoline & Fuel Oil Delivery
  • Health & Safety at UNB

Facilities Management

In addition to University Policy & Procedures Facilities Management maintains a Procedure Manual which addresses department procedures on the following area of industrial safety (Procedures are available from the departmental secretary):

  • Accidents
  • Central Heating PlantChemical Storage Room
  • HVAC Interruption
  • Keys
  • Roofs
  • Tools
  • Utilities
  • Workers Compensation
  • Ozone Depleting Substances
  • Contractor Requirements
  • Paint Shop Breathing Apparatus
  • Hard Hats
  • Heights
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Lock out
  • Hot Work
  • PCBs
  • Working Alone
  • Tunnel Entrance
  • Use & Care of Multi-Gas Monitor
  • Entry into Confined Space